The most recent addition to the garden is a large potager. Using a framework of avenues of hawthorn standards (Paul’s Double Scarlet) inside a semi-circle of native hedging, this ornamental kitchen garden has been planted with U-cordon apples, step-over pears, standard roses and a variety of alliums
and iris edged with box.
A whole variety of boldly-coloured vegetables, herbs and flowers are now growing in the 16 beds ( red onions, beet leaves, curly lettuce, artichokes, runner beans, many types of squash, dwarf purple French beans, Borlotti beans, green climbing French beans, red drumhead cabbages, purple sprouting broccoli, rhubarb chard, Swiss chard, broad beans, sugar snap peas, dark red kale (Rubidor), Cavolo nero kale, courgettes, leeks, red orach and purple Brussels sprouts together with marigolds, nasturtiums and sweet peas.
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